Saturday, October 11, 2014

WILD ROSE / Hit 'n' Run (2014)

Greek AOR-sters Wild Rose are back with album number three! "Hit 'n' Run" is entitled the band's newest effort and once again Wild Rose is ready to deliver another release full of beautiful melodies, solid arrangements, very good performances and this time a 'punchier' guitar sound. With the debut,"Half Past Midnight", the band achieved to make some noise in the melodic rock/AOR world and with "Dangerous", in 2013, they gained the impression even more melodic fans. "Dangerous" was the first album that featured new lead vocalist David A. Saylor (Push UK).

As in their previous two records, Wild Rose continue the same melodic formula and, as I already mentioned above, this time with a more 'punchier' guitar sound. The opening tune of "Through the Night" is probably one of the best tracks that Wild Rose ever recorded. AOR with attitude and a chorus line to die for! "Stay" is yet another highlight out of the new album; it features a 'heavier' riffing by Andy Rock, powerful vocal lines by David A. Saylor and, of course, another memorable chorus! "Can't Wait On Love" and "Don't Walk Away" are both pure melodic rock heaven!!

Bottom line is that Wild Rose's third album is pure candy in my ears! Well-crafted songs, pure 80's melodies, catchy 'n' memorable choruses, very good arrangements plus a fantastic singer. What else do you need? Wild Rose has nothing to be envy about regarding today's European melodic rock bands and it is ready for some bigger things in the near future.  
Heavy Paradise's Rating : 8/10

Track Listing :
1. Through The Night, 2. I'll Be There, 3. Stay, 4. Without Your Love, 5. Another Day, 6.Can't Wait On Love, 7. Give In To Me, 8. Together, 9. Don't Walk Away, 10. All For Love, 11. I Want Your Love

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